The Santa Fe New Mexican is seeking nominations for its 37th annual 10 Who Made a Difference Awards, which honors people in northern New Mexico who have dedicated their time and volunteer service to help make their communities stronger and places to live more vital .

Since 1985, the newspaper has recognized hundreds of people who have worked quietly and tirelessly for a variety of important causes, ranging from feeding those in need and sheltering the homeless to providing services to children, to improving the local environment and to develop artistic and cultural organizations.

Their work has perhaps never been more critical than during the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to affect economically struggling households.

The New Mexican will publish the profiles of the 2021 award winners in the newspaper starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, and will also publish a magazine on December 8 featuring the 10 winners.

Nominees for the 10 Who Made a Difference Awards must live or volunteer in northern New Mexico. If you know someone worthy of consideration, please send us their name and tell us how they devote their time to the community.

We encourage leaders of nonprofit organizations to consider their pools of hardworking volunteers and submit nominations.

A person who has been nominated in the past but who has not been named a winner is eligible for nomination; those who have already been awarded are not eligible.

To submit a nomination, please send an email with the subject line “10 who” to Cynthia Miller at [email protected]

Your submission should include full contact details for you and the candidate, including a mailing address, email address, and phone number.

The deadline for applications is 5:30 p.m. September.